BIOMI 1100

BIOMI 1100

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Microbial habitats are literally everywhere on a college campus – and college students interact with microorganisms daily. From the athlete locker room, to the kitchen, to the bathroom, to between the sheets, college students are exposed to a plethora of microorganisms that are benign, beneficial, and pathogenic. The goal of this class is for students to learn about microbiology and microbial ecology as it relates to them – in the college campus environment. Students will learn about viruses, bacteria, eukarotes and metazoans that cause common illnesses (i.e. gastroenteritis, influenza and STDs), the microbially-driven elemental cycling of alcohol production, and ecology of microorganism that spoil food. Students will take away a practical understanding of the microorganisms that they can apply to their own lives.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (BIONLS-AG, PBS-AS)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core concepts of microbiology, including the evolution and diversity of microbes; cell structure and function; pathogenic and non-pathogenic lifestyles; and the role of microbes in human health and the built environment.
  • Recognize the differences between pathogens, opportunists, and non-pathogenic microorganisms and have an appreciation for their roles in the college campus environment.
  • Describe how microorganisms facilitate major biogeochemical cycles in natural and agricultural habitats.
  • Apply the scientific method, as well as use objective observation and empirical measurement to evaluate alternative ideas concerning the underlying principles that govern biological, physical and chemical processes.
  • Explain fundamental concepts of microbiology, both in written and in oral format.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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